What’s that you can smell? Yep, it’s party season – it’s officially on its way! Here are clever tomes to inspire your end-of-year party planning…

Maegan Brown

What a spread! Make shared meals extra memorable with these 50 delicious, inspiring, family-friendly and easy-to-recreate snack boards ranging from breakfast boards and dessert boards to any special occasion board you would ever need. With beautiful, large photos and step-by-step instructions, Beautiful Boards will have you spending less time cooking and more time having fun. $24.99


Katherine Sabbath

This mad-cap collection of edible Australiana will win over anyone with a love for the land of the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House and Big Banana. Style maven Katherine Sabbath’s deliciously witty cakes range from kitsch and cute, to stylish and sophisticated. This baking legend will teach you the tips and techniques to create maximum effect with every cake. Go ahead: bake her day. $39.99


Lisa Nieschlag & Lars Wentrup

Christmas in New York is a dream! This book is filled with enticing recipes for cakes, cookies and treats for the most beautiful time of the year, inspired by the most beautiful city in the world. Experience the taste of Christmas in New York! Have a wonderful Christmas time! $35



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